As he talks he stops several times so he can choke back tears.
According to their friend, producer/filmmaker choke No Joke, it was over a mutual flame.
Bottle propping and speed-feeding gruel causes them to choke and aspirate their food—sometimes causing pneumonia and death.
Anyone who saw Obama choke back tears when he first responded to the Newtown tragedy knew he was deeply affected.
The rest are names that would make Don (aka Dick) Draper choke on his Old-Fashioned: 1.
I shall stop his recruiting, and choke his blasphemy with a good French sword.
I am weary of the earth-damps; they burden me; they choke me!
It's good for nothing but to choke a man and fill him full of smoke and embers.
Cornelius was in fits of laughter, which he scarcely tried to choke.
He seemed to feel himself highly honored, but Browning had hard work to choke back his absolute contempt for the fellow.
c.1300, transitive, "to strangle;" late 14c., "to make to suffocate," of persons as well as swallowed objects, a shortening of acheken (c.1200), from Old English aceocian "to choke, suffocate" (with intensive a-), probably from root of ceoke "jaw, cheek" (see cheek (n.)).
Intransitive sense from c.1400. Meaning "gasp for breath" is from early 15c. Figurative use from c.1400, in early use often with reference to weeds stifling the growth of useful plants (a Biblical image). Meaning "to fail in the clutch" is attested by 1976, American English. Related: Choked; choking. Choke-cherry (1785) supposedly so called for its astringent qualities. Johnson also has choke-pear "Any aspersion or sarcasm, by which another person is put to silence." Choked up "overcome with emotion and unable to speak" is attested by 1896. The baseball batting sense is by 1907.
1560s, "quinsy," from choke (v.). Meaning "action of choking" is from 1839. Meaning "valve which controls air to a carburetor" first recorded 1926.
v. choked, chok·ing, chokes
To interfere with the respiration of by compression or obstruction of the larynx or trachea.
To have difficulty in breathing, swallowing, or speaking.
To become ineffective because of tension or anxiety; choke up: I studied all night for my test and I totally choked (1980s+)